31 days of living free: love well

31 Days of Living Free: Love Well // Little Boys at Pumpkin Patch // Many Sparrows Blog

How do we love well?

That’s a tough question, isn’t it?

Loving well is running through the field and letting them be little. It’s sitting up late at night with a cup of coffee when words aren’t enough. It’s an encouraging fist-bump and an embrace that says you mean something to me.

I want to live free as the type of mom who loves well. The type of wife who loves well. The type of friend who loves well. The type of neighbor who loves well.

31 Days of Living Free: Love Well // Little Boys at Pumpkin Patch // Many Sparrows Blog

Love isn’t one-size-fits-all.

It grows and it multiplies and it takes the forms of all sorts of shapes and sizes and shadows we never knew were there.

Loving well looks different from one person to the next, from one moment to the next.

To love well is to let grace spill over.

31 Days of Living Free: Love Well // Little Boys at Pumpkin Patch // Many Sparrows Blog

It’s using our hands to lift someone up. To give a high five. To wipe a tear away.

Sometimes loving well is crying right along with someone.

And sometimes it’s digging deep and finding those jokes because joy can always be found.

I break away from city lights and I look up at the stars and I know that I’m just Kayla, but somehow in this amazing universe, that’s enough. I’ve been knitted together by the maker of it all. I have a purpose and a mission and I am free to love well, right where I am.

31 Days of Living Free: Love Well // Little Boys at Pumpkin Patch // Many Sparrows Blog

How are you loving your people well? Can you think of a moment when you felt well loved?

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This part of 31 daily posts of living free. Living freely is something we do momentarily, but to fully live free? That’s a transformation — a total change not only in what we’re like, but in who we are. You can find all the 31 Days of Living Free posts here

 

9 thoughts on “31 days of living free: love well

  1. Lovely. Thank you. Wish I could buy you a cup of tea after this post.

    I have three boys (my littlest is Asher too). Loving all three well looks like time. The high fives I’ve got, but the extra minutes all day long leave me drained. So I sleep hard and find new mercies fresh every morning to do it again.

    1. Thank you, Wendy! You are so sweet. I would love to chat over a cup of tea with you! His mercies ARE new each morning and mothering is NOT for the faith of heart. Keeping loving your little people well! (Love that you have an Asher, too!) xo

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